Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Two years on, Google's Project Loon drifts into focus

Group asks FCC to make websites honor do-not-track requests | Silver Peak launches MPLS killer

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Two years on, Google's Project Loon drifts into focus
Google X project is clearing technical and price hurdles, but commercial plans are still unknown. Read More

WHITE PAPER: F5 Networks

Fight Malware, Malfeasance and Malingering
Every year brings an even more extreme set of threats to the enterprise than the last. The good news is that enterprises have a range of mitigation options. The question is which solution offers the organization the greatest protection and control without adding complexity or unnecessary costs. Learn more >>

WHITE PAPER: PC Connection

Acer: Proven Solutions for Professional Demands
Whether your workforce requires high-tech mobility, powerful desktops to streamline efficiency, reliable technology available 24 x 7, or competent tools for viewing and projecting, you'll find your solution in Acer notebooks, desktops, servers, monitors, and projectors. Acer provides solutions for you. Learn more.

Group asks FCC to make websites honor do-not-track requests
The agency has an obligation to protect privacy and promote broadband deployment, Consumer Watchdog says Read More

Silver Peak launches MPLS killer
Unity EdgeConnect offers painless way to switch to broadband-based or Software-Defined WAN Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

A Powerful Defense Against Denial of Service Attacks
This white paper examines the current DoS landscape and discusses common approaches for dealing with the modern DoS threat. It explains how the Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) provides a robust yet highly affordable foundation for an organization's DoS defenses. Learn more >>

IDG Contributor Network: IoT to cause major security headaches, says report
Consumers not understanding that they will need to patch IoT devices, is among the nightmare security issues discussed in a new report. Read More

US House votes to ban Internet access taxes permanently
The House vote would extend a moratorium that's been in place since 1998 Read More


10 Steps for Success When Moving MS Office to the Cloud
Are you considering or in the process of migrating to Office 365? Concerned about performance impacts on user experience? Our eBook is your guide to ensuring user experience success as you prepare to migrate to the cloud. View now

Parents more worried about online safety but doing less about it, survey finds
What are we to make of this survey data from FindLaw.com?Seventy-six percent of 643 parents surveyed say they are extremely, very or somewhat worried about their children’s online safety, up from 64 percent in 2011. And the “not worried at all” contingent has been cut in half from 14 to 7 percent.Meanwhile, 66 percent of those polled say they are taking steps to reduce online risks – monitoring, site-blocking, etc. -- which represents a decline from the 74 percent who said they were taking such precautions four years ago.More are worried. Fewer are doing anything about it. What gives?My best guess: fatigue combined with a sense of futility.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

MIT researchers find unemployed workers stay off their phones
The amount of time people in a given area spend using their cell phones shrinks when the job market begins to dry up, according to a study co-authored by researchers at MIT.The study, which tracked people living in a European town in which a plant had just closed, found that the total number of calls made by laid-off workers fell by 51%, when compared to the phone activity of the employed. Individually, each unemployed worker made 5% fewer calls.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: First Look: How will Windows 10 play on tablets + What do today's graduates expect in the workplace? +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Mobile management on the rise, but many companies still at risk
There's a lot of confusion, disruption and even turbulence in the market for enterprise mobility management (EMM) software, which is used to manage smartphones and tablets and the data and apps running on them."BlackBerry deserves to be considered a leader in EMM today," Beard concluded.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle
Not long ago, the prospect of outsourcing mission-critical applications to a cloud service provider made IT managers cringe. Despite promises of agility, scalability, and the elimination of infrastructure management headaches, there were serious concerns about security and regulatory compliance.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


5 low-cost Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers

Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers are a must-have when troubleshooting Wi-Fi interference and performance issues, or when checking channel usage.


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